One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the armistice between the allies and Germany was signed, bringing to an end over four years of war.
This exhibit examines significant municipal projects that were either never realized, or else built to one of a number of competing designs.
In commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, we follow the story behind the veterans within the Toronto civil service who took part in the 1936 pilgrimage to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
The 1960-61 construction of a new bridge on Bayview Avenue over the West Don River, by the Metropolitan Toronto government.
Learn about the massive public works project that bridged a river valley and stitched a growing city together.
See panoramic photographs of armed forces battalions, downtown Toronto, construction projects and more.
See a selection of Russell Spanner’s space-age yet functional furniture.
Learn about the history of Toronto Hydro and the electrification of the city.
Learn about some notable historical by-laws in the City of Toronto.
Donald Moore was a community leader and civil rights activist who fought to change Canada’s exclusionary immigration laws.
As part of the City’s celebrations of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, the Archives looks back to some of her previous visits to our city.
A look at Terry Fox’s visit to Scarborough during his Marathon of Hope in the summer of 1980.
CKGW was a radio station owned and operated by distiller Gooderham and Worts, that broadcast from the King Edward hotel in the 1920s and 1930s.
A celebration of the 125th anniversary of Toronto Public Health through photographs and documents from the city’s and predecessor municipalities’ health departments.
Watercolour and charcoal drawings depicting the construction of the Yonge Street subway line.
An introduction to the history and records of the Alumnae Association of the School of Nursing, Toronto General Hospital, 1894–2010.
As part of the city’s 175th anniversary celebration, this special exhibit looked at what Toronto was like in 1834.
Taken between 1945 and 1993, Wiley’s early colour images tell the story of an evolving city.
This exhibit highlights some of the extensive architectural records housed at the Archives, from the 1840s to the present day.
Images from the Etobicoke Clerk’s Department from the late 1950s to the early 1960s.
25 rare photographs showing 1850s Toronto.
The restoration of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and other theatres.
A history of the construction and opening of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square.
Learn about how Toronto celebrated V-E Day and V-J Day, the days that ended World War II.
See how World War II affected every Canadian civilian, every day.
100 Years of Public Control Over Private Space.
A look at the influences that shaped the city’s neighbourhoods.
See how members of the military and Torontonians experienced this key assault in World War II.
Views of one of Toronto’s greatest disasters.
View photographs by Peter MacCallum of the demolition of the Gardiner Expressway East from the City of Toronto Archives online.
From groundbreaking in 1949 to grand opening in 1954.